Listen again to Open Book with Mariella Frostrup – and me!

If you’re interested, you can listen to the programme here. There’s a little section that’s read out right at the beginning, and if you want to ‘fast-forward’ to hear me, go to about 12 minutes 25 seconds. Enjoy!

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  1. Kara Iskandar
    Posted 17 January 2012 at 09:53 | Permalink

    Thanks Ben, it was really nice to listen to you ! A little bit too short for my taste but great nonetheless.

  2. John Salter
    Posted 17 January 2012 at 10:40 | Permalink

    Interesting Ben. By the way ‘off topic’ I saw War Horse in London last night at the theatre and thoroughly enjoyed it. Mr Spielbergs version this weekend at the cinema!

  3. Ben Kane
    Posted 18 January 2012 at 05:54 | Permalink

    @John: glad you liked War Horse – I wasn’t expecting the singing either (I think you mentioned that on the HWA forum) and normally that would put me off SO much, but it didn’t in the case of War Horse. Brilliant stuff.

  4. John Salter
    Posted 18 January 2012 at 08:35 | Permalink

    Ben, to be honest I actually enjoyed the singing, which is odd because I don’t normally like musicals. I think because it was topical and relevant to the performance, it helped make it. I actually bought the soundtrack on the way out!

    Then again I also bought the singers own CD thinking it would be all that type of music but it wasn’t, don’t think I’ll be listening to it again, it’s all about shipyards, steel, people dying and others losing their jobs!

  5. John Salter
    Posted 18 January 2012 at 08:40 | Permalink

    PS. Launch day tomorrow, good luck. I hope the sales go well.

  6. Ben Kane
    Posted 18 January 2012 at 12:16 | Permalink

    @John: yes, I too normally hate musicals, but WH worked somehow.

    Cheers for your good wishes!

  7. tomhaslett
    Posted 18 January 2012 at 20:06 | Permalink

    Hi Ben,

    Received my copy of Spartacus today from Amazon and i have torn myself away from it to say I love it already. The opening few pages really set the scene, and, i imagine, of what is to come and I expect I will now have a long day tomorrow through wanting to get back to reading the book and lack of sleep!

  8. tomhaslett
    Posted 18 January 2012 at 20:07 | Permalink

    P.s Any chance of dong a book signing in London?

  9. Mike Reed
    Posted 21 January 2012 at 02:35 | Permalink

    What a week it’s been for you Ben! – what with Radio 4 and last night’s launch. I’m just so glad it’s all gone so well – Mike.

  10. Ben Kane
    Posted 22 January 2012 at 20:04 | Permalink

    @tom: Many thanks – I hope you’re still enjoying it! I did do one signing in London, last week. It was on my events page. Sorry you didn’t see it. Keep an eye out for London in August…

    @Mike: Cheers!

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